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  • Flood debris deadline set for Dec. 17 in Livingston Parish

    December 2, 2016 6:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON - All flood-related debris in Livingston Parish needs to be put out by Saturday, December 17. The Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness asks anyone with remaining debris to place everything as close as possible to their nearest right-of-way. Anyone who fails to place... more »
  • City: Flood debris removed from Old Jefferson, Shenandoah

    November 14, 2016 11:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city-parish has completed its final flood debris collection in Old Jefferson and Shenandoah. Monday, the mayor's office said debris removal was complete in the 70817 zip code and final passes were starting in zip codes 70815, 70816, and 70819. Debris removal crews began their... more »
  • Ascension to stop debris removal on Oct. 31

    October 10, 2016 6:01 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH – Ascension Parish Debris Removal will stop its operations in the parish on Oct. 31. Residents who have any debris remaining on their property or in their homes are asked to push the separated debris to the right-of-way in order for it to be picked up before... more »
  • Private property debris removal application deadline set for Friday

    October 4, 2016 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials are reminding residents that the deadline to apply for the City-Parish's Private Property Debris Removal program ends Oct. 7. The program provides residents affected by the recent flooding with extended curbside collection of flood-debris removal, provided that the debris is placed within 30 feet from... more »
  • Ascension begins debris removal from behind right of way

    October 3, 2016 11:18 AM

    GONZALES – Ascension Parish is beginning debris removal from behind the parish right of way. Debris collectors will leave a note on doors of properties where debris is not curbside and on private property. Crews can only enter private property if the property owner signs a waiver. Typically, the... more »
  • Weekend hours announced for private property debris removal intake centers

    September 23, 2016 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Kip Holden announced that a number of the City-Parish's Private Property Debris Removal Program intake centers will be open during the weekend for homeowners impacted by last month's flood. Private Debris Removal Program representatives will be available to discuss the program with residents and allow... more »
  • EBR begins residential property debris removal Monday

    September 19, 2016 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Kip Holden and the City-Parish will begin its expanded curbside debris removal program on Monday. The program, the Private Property Debris Removal program developed with FEMA approval, authorizes the City-Parish to collect disaster-related debris from residential properties impacted by the recent flood. Through the... more »
  • New temporary debris site opens in East Baton Rouge Parish

    September 15, 2016 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All East Baton Rouge Parish residents should expect to see their 'first pass' of debris cleanup within the next 10 days, parish officials said Thursday. Officials gave the first in a series of daily updates of debris removal efforts after last month’s historic flooding Thursday morning.... more »
  • New staging sites, strategies aim to speed up debris removal

    August 31, 2016 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials said Wednesday that new strategies and staging areas will reduce debris removal times by half, according to LDEQ projections. According to the LDEQ, since the staging site was activated on North Sherwood Forest Boulevard, haul efficiency has increased by 66 percent. That means crews... more »
  • FEMA approves debris removal from churches, small businesses

    August 28, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – City-Parish crews will start removing debris from faith-based organizations and small businesses, Mayor-President Kip Holden announced Sunday. According to a statement Sunday, East Baton Rouge Parish received approval from federal emergency officials to remove debris from businesses, churches, homeowners’ associations and others eligible for FEMA reimbursements.... more »
  • Debris drop off for Ascension residents opens at Lamar Dixon Expo Center

    August 25, 2016 1:46 PM

    ASCENSION – A public drop off point for debris removal for Ascension Parish residents has been established at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Residents are asked to enter through the back gates of the center off of Ashland Road. The drop off point is located in the... more »
  • Ascension Parish debris removal information released

    August 24, 2016 6:41 PM

    GONZALES – Officials in Ascension Parish say up to 40,000 homes were impacted by water in the parish. According to an estimate released Wednesday, more than 80,000 people in Ascension Parish were affected by last week’s historic flooding. Nearly 800 businesses were also flooded. Spokesperson Lester Kenyon said... more »
  • EBR debris removal contract activated in response to recent flooding

    August 16, 2016 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The City-Parish has activated its debris removal contract in response to recent catastrophic flooding. Debris contractors have begun to formulate their plans for removal based on areas where flood water has generated the greatest volume of debris and the extent to which these areas can be... more »
  • I-110 South back open after debris removal

    October 27, 2015 1:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic backed up on I-110 South during the noon rush hour Tuesday as crews worked to remove more than 20,000 pounds of metal spool from the roadway. I-110 South was closed to traffic at Capitol Access exit just before noon as the debris removal operations got... more »
  • Arbitrator could hear Livingston debris claims

    October 29, 2013 7:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish will seek arbitration after an audit of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's denial of millions of dollars for Hurricane Gustav debris removal found the agency failed to meet its deadlines in responding to the parish's appeals. The Office of Inspector General of the Department of... more »
  • Cassidy: FEMA should reinvestigate Livingston damage

    February 25, 2013 7:57 AM

    LIVINGSTON - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy says the Federal Emergency Management Agency should reopen an appeal by Livingston Parish that asks the agency to pay for debris removal from Hurricane Gustav. In a letter to FEMA, Cassidy say evidence suggests the agency may have wrongly decided how much it would... more »
  • 2 businessmen charged with Katrina kickback scheme

    January 24, 2013 4:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two businessmen have been charged with engaging in a kickback scheme involving a Hurricane Katrina debris removal contract administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. A one-count indictment Thursday charges 51-year-old Anthony Penn, of New Orleans, and 52-year-old Kenneth Johnson Sr., of Atlanta, with conspiring to defraud... more »

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